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How Supply Chain Management Helps Today's Engineer-to-order Companies
In today's competitive engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing environment, procuring components on time and within budget is crucial. With rising fuel costs and

meaning of supply chain management  1 a dedicated supplier, meaning that it usually provides the components to the manufacturer, and Supplier 2 up to Supplier N will be considered new suppliers. In this example, let's say that Supplier 1 falls short on the order, creating a long lead time for the manufacturer—an unacceptable situation due to project deadlines. Whether the manufacturer obtains only part of the order or none of the order, it will have to choose another supplier, since deadlines need to be strictly adhered to in an ETO Read More
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Supply chain management (SCM) solutions include applications for managing supplier, manufacturer, wholesaler, retailer, and customer business processes. Addressing demand management, warehouse mana...
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Symix Launches eSyte Supply Chain
Symix Systems, Inc. recently announced an addition to its e-business application suite, eSyte Supply Chain. It offers multi-site capacity and material planning

meaning of supply chain management  their business partners. The meaning of the word optimize has been diluted thanks to misuse in corporate press releases and marketing brochures. Often optimization is compromised by performance constraints and lack of visibility to the latest planning data, such as inventory, receipts, shipments, and work-in-process. When evaluating Symix eSyte, users should ask the following questions: Does the real-time order promising functionality trigger a complete replanning process with the proposed order? Often Read More
Tackling the International Supply Chain
Effective supply chain management is vital for global manufacturers' and retailers' success. If TradeBeam GTM blueprint proves successful, the time and money

meaning of supply chain management  virtually real-time inventory visibility, meaning that when they replenish inventory, they can create an ASN that is automatically visible to the customer, the need for traditional EDI might hereby be obviated. Still, many large, high-volume suppliers already have an EDI infrastructure in place and want to download the buyer's forecasts into their planning systems. To accommodate this, TradeBeam's CIM can generate EDI transactions from the forecast data it extracts from the buyer's system, feed them to Read More
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

meaning of supply chain management  data, or to the meaning of this data, will impact the ability of the SCP solution to run, or to stay meaningful. The person maintaining the business rules in the system needs to understand the business context of the transactional data, and to know how to modify the structure of the model to represent changes in the supply chain. This breadth of knowledge is difficult to maintain outside the organization. A typical worst-case scenario occurs when the overnight planning run fails, and the original Read More
Supply Chain Management Is Evolving toward Interdependent Supply Networks
Optimizing supply chain management processes to work more closely with trading partners, requires enterprises to act together as interdependent supply networks.

meaning of supply chain management  are also refining the meaning of, and means for, SCM. A lean supply chain entails examination of any step, process, or movement of product in which value is gained or lost. The impact on suppliers and customers can be significant, and for this reason practices using lean techniques need to be deployed. Supply Chains Moving beyond Optimization to Synchronization Many enterprise resource planning (ERP) and SCM deployments have contributed little in the way of meaningful system and process integration or Read More
SimplyDigi LMS for Learning Management Systems Product Certification Report
SimplyDigi LMS is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems solutions in the Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center. The

meaning of supply chain management  LMS for Learning Management Systems Product Certification Report SimplyDigi LMS is now TEC Certified for online evaluation of learning management systems solutions in the Human Capital Management (HCM) Evaluation Center. The certification seal is a valuable indicator for organizations relying on the integrity of TEC research for assistance with their software selection projects. Download this report for product highlights, competitive analysis, product analysis, and in-depth analyst commentary. Read More
Warehousing Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges
The business remains challenging to even the most established vendors, since an intensifying product architecture rejuvenation and functional enhancements cycle

meaning of supply chain management  Management: Yard Management, Competitive Analysis, and Challenges Extension to Yard Management Enterprise systems are penetrating every aspect of a company's operations. For some time now, organizations have realized that the warehouse must become a dynamic area. Warehouse personnel must have access to real-time data to closely match supply and demand and to streamline the supply chain, so inventory is not bogged down in warehouses causing precious overhead to be lost. As a result, supply chain Read More
The Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery
Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security@just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS

meaning of supply chain management  Best of Both Worlds: Gain Flexibility through Multiple Models of Software Delivery Lower IT costs, faster return on investment (ROI), and better security—just a few of the promises the software-as-a-service (SaaS) business model makes. SaaS can help small-to-medium businesses manage customer service and support cost-effectively. But there are a few concerns to consider if you’re thinking of an on-demand service. A vendor that offers the best of both on-demand and on-premise solutions may be the Read More
Performance and Compensation Management at the Core of Human Capital Management?
Strategic human capital management (HCM) solutions can help organizations transform their people into a competitive advantage by aligning managers and employees

meaning of supply chain management  to their HR information (meaning the ability to view and update such data as address, dependents, benefits, payroll information, and education) and corporate HR information (such as job openings and training enrollment). When no clear enterprise HCM strategy is in place, managers often formulate their own departmental plans and adopt the technologies they feel they need to support individual and group responsibilities for enterprise performance. Such a situation, where managers bypass the remiss Read More
Performance Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises
Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business

meaning of supply chain management  Management-What the Mid-market Can Learn from Large Enterprises Performance management allows companies to align business activity with corporate objectives. This research examines the different levels of business performance achieved by mid-market companies compared with larger firms, as well as the differences in strategy, capabilities, and technologies used. Key recommendations are drawn for mid-market businesses to increase the value they derive from performance management. Read More
A Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader
ClickSoftware, rooted in field service workforce scheduling and optimization, provides automated workforce management and optimization solutions, on-demand and

meaning of supply chain management  Candid Conversation with a Field Service Workforce Management Leader TEC’s recent series of tutorial articles—“ Navigating Between Service Management Scylla & Charybdis ” and “ The Magic Behind Planning and Executing (Optimal) Service Supply Chains ”—have drawn solid interest and valuable feedback, both publicly and privately. The series on general workforce management (WFM) systems (i.e., not necessarily only in field service), entitled “ Integrated Workforce Management (WFM) Platforms: Read More
Project Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations
There are two types of project portfolio management (PPM) solutions for professional services organizations (PSO). For smaller PSOs, best-of-breed vendors

meaning of supply chain management  Portfolio Management for Service Organizations: Bridging the Gap between Project Management and Operations Introduction In the last couple of years, the enterprise resource planning (ERP) industry has changed the landscape of the project portfolio management (PPM) marketplace. ERP vendors, such as SAP , Oracle , and Microsoft , have recognized the value of developing and delivering services to professional services organizations (PSO). Faced with this new reality, the best-of-breed vendors that Read More
Oracle Enterprise Asset Management
Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) optimizes availability and utilization of assets. Oracle's products help companies manage inventory, equipment, and

meaning of supply chain management  Enterprise Asset Management Oracle Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) optimizes availability and utilization of assets. Oracle's products help companies manage inventory, equipment, and skilled personnel as well as match these resources to asset maintenance demands. Read More
Business Performance Management Basics: An Overview of Business Performance Management and Its Benefits to the Organization
Business performance management (BPM) includes setting key performance indicators, using data mining to discover data patterns and using software to help drive

meaning of supply chain management  an organization's focus the meaning and importance of data mining the importance of scorecards and dashboards in driving business decisions the benefits and challenges of implementing a BPM solution BPM versus BI: A Brief Overview BPM applications allow organizations to implement an approach to data analysis. Data mining tools identify trends and enable organizations to plan intelligently for the future. Additionally, performance management software provides organizations with visualization features Read More
Capitalizing on Advanced Inventory Management
Today’s distributors have an opportunity to drive performance to new levels by investing in advanced inventory management. These companies can expect to

meaning of supply chain management  on Advanced Inventory Management In today's fast moving global marketplace, innovative companies are using their inventory to gain the competitive edge. Rather than manage inventory at the facility or company level, enterprising companies are using network-based inventory management software, which allows them to position their inventory where it is most needed and can provide the most profitability. By distributing inventory in its most advantageous positions, companies are able to achieve a Read More

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